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Introduction. Placental dysfunction is underlying cause in most of the intrauterine growth restriction and the pregnancy complications where the fetus does not achieve its genetically determined potential for growth. The critical process for the development of the placenta is angiogenesis. CD31 is an important endothelial adhesion protein that enab...

By Vesna Ljubojević, Sanja Jovičić, Dragica Draganović, Ljiljana Amidžić, Biljana Vatreš, Nataša Vojinović

Introduction. Corona-virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by heavy acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) and represents the example of fast spreading disease. There has been a rapid increase of new and fatal cases since the virus was discovered in Wuhan, China, at the beginning of December 2019. Pregnant women are at a higher risk...

By Željka Ćetković, Nenad Jaćimović, Siniša Karakaš

Introduction. Hematopoiesis is the process of developing blood cells and the formed elements of blood. This dynamic process occurs postnatally in the bone marrow, while the prenatal hematopoiesis is scattered over multiple localizations. It begins in the yolk sac, in the intra-embryonic islands of hematopoiesis, and continues in the liver, spleen, ...

By Jelena Vladičić-Mašić, Ivan Nikolić, Vera Todorović, Marko Jović, Vladimir Petrović, Srđan Mašić, Nikolina Dukić, Snežana Zečević